Publication Date: 07/06/2018 ISBN: 9781786893192 Category:

The Possession of Mr Cave

Matt Haig

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Publication Date: 07/06/2018 ISBN: 9781786893192 Category:
Paperback / Softback





Terence Cave, owner of Cave Antiques, has already experienced the tragedies of his mother’s suicide and his wife’s murder when his teenage son, Reuben, is killed in a grotesque accident. His remaining child, Bryony, has always been the family’s golden girl and Terence comes to realise that his one duty in life is to protect her from the world’s malign forces, whatever that may take.

But as he starts to follow his grieving daughter’s movements and enforce a draconian set of rules, his love for Bryony becomes a possessive force that leads to destruction.

Publisher Review

A compelling book; a page-turner in the best sense of the word -- John Burnside * * Guardian * * Chilling, riveting, heart-breaking * * New York Times * * A devastating portrait of one man's relentless self-destruction * * The Times * * Cave's grotesque zeal commands the reader's almost voyeuristic attention, and delivers an enthralling addition to the literature of demented protagonists * * Independent * * A sleek, enthralling novel that tries to wrestle with the human condition * * Literary Review * * Matt Haig is a writer for children and adults who is adept at digging into the human heart * * Sunday Times * * Haig writes exquisitely from the perspective of the heart-sore outsider, but at their most moving his novels reveal the unbearable beauty of ordinary life * * Guardian * *

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